Let me recap since I am just finishing up my half way mark of my 30th year.
I wanted to celebrate turning 30, as a good thing and a new start in life not something that I was dreading, think of the Tim McGraw song: my next 30 years, I sat down and created small monthly goals that I could accomplish but would also help me become an improved woman, mom and girlfriend.
Month one: remember to take a vitamin everyday
Month two: exercise every day (even if it for only 15 minutes)
Month three: eliminate as many chemicals as possible in the household
Month four: return to school/learn to be a stronger family unit
Month five: Rule of 3- spend more quality time with my kids
Month Six: move/start over
These were all things that had been bothering me and I wanted to improve them. Thus creating the “30” year plan. Not only were these goals to be accomplished on a monthly basis but also I read somewhere once that if you do something everyday for 3 weeks, it becomes a habit and it is easier to keep going with it. Thus, giving it a month would really help in sticking to it!
I have to say that whoever said it was right, I have been able to maintain my goals, which is exactly what I wanted and needed. I didn’t want to spend all this time working on these goals to just drop them after the month, in conjunction with the monthly goals came the year long goals. These year long goals tie in with my monthly goals in order to be more successful and easier to maintain. (More on those tomorrow).
There is one small exception to the goal list and that is the Rule of 3, which was something new, something we love and a craft every week. Not that I don’t want to do these things with my children but realistically it is a hard goal to keep up all of the time. That is the only goal that has been modified and that one is that we do a craft activity every week, and try to squeeze in two to three family favorite activities and something new. Sometime we hit a home run and an activity will cover two of the three!
And with that, I have to say, I have a huge sense of accomplishment for the first half of my 30th year!